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MISSION STATEMENT

"NAPTIP" is fully committed to the prevention of all forms of human degradation and exploitation through the coordinated use of the Nation's crime prevention and law enforcement resources; to stamp out human trafficking and to liberate and uplift the Vulnerable, especially women and children, from dehumanising and exploitative employment and usage; and to ensure thier rehabilitation and effective reintegration into society.

VISION STATEMENT

Hands on commitment to suppress and eliminate the scourge of trafficking in persons and child labour in Nigeria and improve the quality of life the traffiked persons through aggresive rehabilitation and victim assisted programmed and rehabilitation and promotion of equality of persons.

CORE VALUES

INTEGRITY . COMMITMENT . SERVICE

PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

GENDER EQUALITY

VICTIM PROTECTION

NAPTIP Boss Calls for stronger Ties between Nigeria and Finland On Human Trafficking

24 April 2017
NAPTIP Boss Calls for stronger Ties between Nigeria and Finland On Human Trafficking

The Director -General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, has called for an increased collaboration between the governments of Finland and Nigeria in order to reduce the incidences of human trafficking and illegal migration in the two countries. The NAPTIP DG who expressed worry over the plights of Nigerian – Europe bound migrants, identified sustained cooperation, capacity building, surveillance as well as intelligence sharing as some of the basic ingredients for combating the menace of human trafficking that is presently a global concern. She stated this while playing host to the Finland Ambassador to Nigeria, Ms Jirjo Suomela-Chowdhury who led a team comprising officials of the Embassy and the visiting officials of the Finnish Border Guards to her office. The DG who acknowledged the fruitful collaboration between the Agency and the government of Finland over the years and which were the fall-out...

NAPTIP Boss Vows To Protect Victims Of Human Trafficking

19 April 2017
NAPTIP Boss Vows To Protect Victims Of Human Trafficking

The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Barrister Julie Okah-Donli has vowed to ensure that victims of human trafficking received adequate care and protection. She was speaking while touring the Abuja Shelter of the Agency as part of her familiarisation visit to NAPTIP facilities in Abuja. She also visited the Federal Secretariat annex of the Headquarters which houses the Library and the Training Resource Centre of the Agency. The Director-General who was moved by the stories of the victims and the warm reception they accorded her said that under her watch, no victim of human trafficking in the shelters of the Agency would be discriminated against, no matter the person’s nationality. She said, ‘’this is an international Agency that must operate according to international standards. We must show proper care and affection to these young people who are under our care. It is...

New NAPTIP Boss Assumes Office

18 April 2017
New NAPTIP Boss Assumes Office

The newly appointed Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Barrister Julie Okah-Donli on Tuesday assumed office at the Headquarters of the Agency, Abuja. Barrister Okah- Donli and 22 others were on Thursday, April 13, 2017 appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to man various Agencies of the Federal Government. On arrival at the Headquarters, Abuja, Barrister Okah-Donli who was received by the management staff of the Agency took briefs from Directors and Head of Units and also interacted with staff as she went from office to office to fraternise with staff and see the reality of things on ground. The officers received her with excitement. Addressing the Management Staff, the Director-General who expressed appreciation to the President for the appointment said that her appointment was a call to national service.

20 Yr Old Man Bags 5 Years Jail for Sexual Abuse

13 April 2017

A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State has sentenced one Mr. Isaiah Okon Effiong to 5 years imprisonment without an option of fine for sexually abusing a 5 year old girl, an offence contrary to the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015. Effiong was arraigned before the Federal High Court, Uyo on a one count charge by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on behalf of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation on April 12, 2017. Effiong, 20 years, who hails from Ifa-Atai in Uyo L.G.A of the state pleaded guilty to the offence. Consequently, Honourable Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu convicted him and sentenced him to 5 years imprisonment without an option of fine. The Acting Director-General, Mr. Abdulrazak Dangiri, reacting to the conviction applauded the legal officers for their wonderful prosecution and reiterated the Agency’s resolve to protect Nigerian...

4 PERSONS JAILED IN KANO AND BENIN FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING

13 April 2017

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano and a High Court of Justice, Benin-City have sentenced four persons to various jail terms in addition to various fines for committing offences contrary to the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015. One person was convicted in the Kano case while three persons were convicted in the Benin case. In Kano, on Wednesday 12 April, 2017, Honourable Justice K.K Dagat of the Federal High Court, Kano, Court 2 convicted one Yunusa Umar who was charged to Court by NAPTIP on behalf of the Hon. Attorney General of the Federation for procuring a 13year old girl and having regular unlawful carnal knowledge of her, contrary to the trafficking Act. On arraignment on the case with Charge number FHC/KN/CR/54/2017, Yunusa pleaded guilty to the one count charge and was convicted. He was subsequently sentenced to 15years imprisonment and in addition, to pay...

FCT High Court Convicts Ph.D Holder for Human Trafficking

06 April 2017
FCT High Court Convicts Ph.D Holder for Human Trafficking

After a protracted legal battle, spanning over 11 years, a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Gwagwalada has convicted a human trafficker, Dr Joseph Danley Obiechie. The convict who claims to be a Clergyman with a Doctorate degree in Christian Counselling from the United Faith Ministry in Miami, Florida, USA was however, sentence to 10 years imprisonment on each of the 5 counts charge preferred against him. The sentence will run concurrently. He was also given an option of fine of N100, 000 on each of the count of the charges. Dr Obiechie, promoter and President of Truth Talk Foundation (TTF) and Foundation for Correction of Moral Decadence (FCMD) was on the 6th February 2006 arraigned by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) before the FCT High Court, Gwagwalada for committing offences contrary to the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration...

Supreme Court Upholds Conviction of Serah Ezekiel for Human Trafficking

13 March 2017

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has upheld the conviction of a human trafficker, Serah Ekundayo Ezekiel, who had earlier been sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for trafficking in persons. The judgment brings to an end the legal battle which started in 2011 in Ikeja, Lagos. In a unanimous decision on Friday, the five Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria who sat on the matter upheld the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division. In his lead Judgment, Justice C.C Nwaeze found no merit in the appeal and therefore, dismissed it. Serah Ezekiel was dragged to the Federal High Court, Ikeja, Lagos on November 18, 2011 by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on behalf of the Hon. Attorney-General of the Federation on an 18 Counts charge, all bothering on offences of trafficking in persons contrary to various sections of the Trafficking in Persons...

Refugee Commission, Presidential Aide On Diaspora Collaborate With NAPTIP

08 March 2017
Refugee Commission, Presidential Aide On Diaspora Collaborate With NAPTIP

In line with Inter-Agency liaison and cooperation, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) and the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora are to cooperate to ensure better protection for victims of human trafficking in Nigeria. This was the crux of the visit to the Lagos Zonal Command of NAPTIP on Tuesday by the Honourable Federal Commissioner of NCFRMI; Mrs. Sadiya Umar Farouq and the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa. They pledged to collaborate with the Agency to further the protection and care of victims of human trafficking who are under the care of the agency. The visit was necessitated by the recent rescue and deportation of Nigerian citizens from Libya, Mali, Italy and Russia, some of whom were profiled and identified...

NAPTIP Commences Investigation On Deported Women From Mali

01 March 2017

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has commenced investigation into the trafficking into Mali of the 37 female Nigerians who were on Monday deported to Nigeria by the Malian Authorities. Four female suspects were also deported with the victims. While the victims are being counseled by NAPTIP Counselors, the suspects are in NAPTIP custody and making useful statements. The Malian Police had on Thursday 16th February, 2017, rescued the Nigerian girls, aged 15 to 32 years, being used as sex slaves in Koflatie – an area in Northern Mali reportedly notorious for prostitution. Five female suspects- four Nigerians and a Ghanaian; were also arrested in the course of the raid. Investigations into the matter commenced before the deportation as investigators from the Agency who are also members of the Joint Border Task Force (JBTF) had as soon as the Malian Authorities reached the Agency through...

Supreme Court Affirms 14 years Jail Term Against Martina Opara

28 February 2017

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has upheld the conviction of a human trafficker, Martina Opara, and subsequently sentenced her to 14 years imprisonment for trafficking in persons. The decision of the apex court brings to an end the prolonged legal battle which started in 2008. The convict, Opara, who was arrested in 2008 was charged to Court on a 9 counts charge including: procurement and movement from place to place of 3 girls; using and offering girls for prostitution in Nigeria; deceitful inducement of girls to go from Calabar to Sagamu and confined and detaining girls for prostitution. All the offences are contrary to sections 15(a) and section 19(a,b, and c) of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act 2003 (as amended in 2005). On 19th April, 2012, a Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta and presided over by Hon. Justice R.N Ofili Ajumogobia found her guilty...